USA Police Departments Are Quietly Preparing For War
June 9, 2014 — The title of this post could be perceived as somewhat hyperbolic by those who still have an impression of America's police departments as bastions of safety, designed "to protect and to serve" the population of the "land of the free." However, said impression would be promptly washed away upon reading an article in today's NYT which citing Pentagon data, reveals that under the Obama administration, "police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft."
Pictured above: A military-style armored personnel carrier, that the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Florida bought off a contractor.
Read more: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-09/across-america-police-departments-are-quietly-preparing-war
Military Equipment for Local Police
As the nation’s wars abroad wind down, many of the military’s surplus tools of combat have ended up in the hands of state and local law enforcement.
Kevin Wilkinson, the police chief of Neenah, Wis., said having a vehicle built for combat would help protect his officers. Credit Darren Hauck for The New York Times
Police Chief Robert DeVries stands at the back of the department’s newly acquired Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, the shell of which was used in Afghanistan to protect troops from improvised explosive devices. The department will use the MRAP for a number of law enforcement issues, ranging from rescue operations to serving certain search warrants. (DOUG McMURDO/Kingman Daily Miner)
Updated: September 4, 2014
Police Chief Robert DeVries discusses the department’s newly repurposed armored vehicle prior to Tuesday’s City Council meeting as Mayor Janet Watson continues her review. The Department of Defense gave the $750,000 vehicle to the KPD at no charge. The money used to ship it from Texas and outfit it came from drug forfeiture money. (DOUG McMURDO/Miner)
The pictures beg the question: "Combat vehicles to protect officers from what?"
Use a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle to serve certain search warrants?
Why are police departments buying or acquiring Trojan horses? ie: acquired Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles?
Who is America's police force, and by extension the Obama administration (USA: 2nd Beast of Revelation 13), which is behind this quiet militarization of local police forces with weapons that would normally be seen in a warzone, preparing for war against?
The answer to the questions is: the citizens and residents of the United States of America. That is who America's police force and by extension the Obama administration (New World Order) is preparing for war against.
Read the full article at this link: War Gear Flows to Police Departments
May 08, 2014 FBI, Hoover police and Homeland Security to simulate terrorist attack at Riverchase Galleria
Terrifying Video Demonstrates Bug-Sized Lethal Drones Being Developed By U.S. Air Force
Feb. 19, 2013 - Looks like we have the makings of a new arms race at hand. The winner will develop the tiniest lethal drone capable of blending into a crowded cityscape. The Atlantic's Conor Friedersdorf points to a National Geographic piece on the future of drone technology, including one fascinating passage on how the U.S. Air Force is developing "micro-drones" the size of tiny creatures, capable of flying through major cities unnoticed.
The science writer, John Horgan, described what information he was able to access from the government: The Air Force has nonetheless already constructed a "micro-aviary" at Wright-Patterson for flight-testing small drones. It's a cavernous chamber—35 feet high and covering almost 4,000 square feet—with padded walls. Micro-aviary researchers, much of whose work is classified, decline to let me witness a flight test. But they do show me an animated video starring micro-UAVs that resemble winged, multi-legged bugs. The drones swarm through alleys, crawl across windowsills, and perch on power lines. One of them sneaks up on a scowling man holding a gun and shoots him in the head.
The Air Force describes these new "micro-air" weapons as "Unobtrusive, pervasive, lethal."
Read more: http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/terrifying-video-demonstrates-bug-sized-lethal-drones-being-developed-by-u-s-air-force/35778
April 5, 2015 ‘Drone pilots, please, refuse to fly’: US vets launch anti-UAV ads campaign https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juDBubyoDQw
Albuquerque Police Department purchases 350 assault rifles
Jul 11, 2014 "The highly controversial Albuquerque Police Department has drawn more criticism over their recent purchase of 350 AR-15’s with $350,000 of taxpayer dollars, amidst fears of the growing trend of police militarization.
Executive Director of the New Mexico chapter of the ACLU, Peter Simonson, said according to the Inquisitir, in relation to the mass purchase, “[They] are asking for trouble, in my opinion.”
Read More: http://benswann.com/albuquerque-police-department-purchases-350-assault-rifles/
February 4, 2013 Obama Gives Foreign Cops New Police Powers in U.S.
"A little-discussed executive order from President Obama giving foreign cops new police powers in the United States by exempting them from such drudgery as compliance with the Freedom of Information Act is raising alarm among commentators who say INTERPOL already had most of the same privileges as diplomats.
At David Horowitz’s Newsreal, Michael van der Galien said the issue is Obama’s expansion of President Ronald Reagan’s order from 1983 that originally granted those diplomatic privileges."
“By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words “except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act” and the semicolon that immediately precedes them,” he wrote.
More below from this link: http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/2013/02/04/obama-gives-foreign-cops-new-police-powers-in-u-s/
"Records show that the original order designated INTERPOL as a public international organization. Reagan had extended “appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities,” but kept it subject to searches and seizures under appropriate legal circumstances.
Obama’s decision, analysts have concluded, exempted Interpol from all restrictions."
This begs the questions:
Aren't all US police agencies part of INTERPOL?
Does this grant immunity for all levels of officers regardless of their country of origin, including US officers?
November 23, 2014 Signs In America: NWO Preparation
March 02, 2015 Obama Announces Federal National Law Enforcement Plan
March 23, 2015 Obama Chooses Six Cities to Test Federal Police Scheme
"The first six cities to be targeted as pilot sites will be Birmingham, Alabama; Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Stockton, California. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price described the program as “a tool to strengthen our partnership with the justice system.” However, other police departments are also in the cross hairs. According to the official announcement, an unspecified number of “police departments and communities that are not pilot sites” will also be targeted for more DOJ “training” and “technical assistance.”
April 15, 2015 Lawyer finds surveillance software baked into hard drive supplied by police
"An Arkansas lawyer currently involved in a police whistleblower case was in for a rude surprise when he received an external hard drive via Federal Express from a law enforcement attorney: It was stuffed with three different kinds of surveillance malware.
Lawyer Matthew Campbell of North Little Rock first started thinking something was wrong when the attorney for the Fort Smith Police Department responded to his request for evidence by sending him a hard drive. Typically, Campbell had received evidence via email, the US Postal Service or a cloud-based storage system.
"Something didn't add up in the way they approached it, so I sent it to my software guy first," Campbell said to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. "I thought 'I'm not plugging that into my computer,' so I sent it to [a software expert] to inspect."
After the security consultant took a look at the hardware, he found it was set up to intercept Campbell’s passwords, take over control of his computer and allow for the installation of additional malware. The presence of this software wasn’t an accident, according to an affidavit on the case filed last week."
May 14, 2015 Illinois State Police and the USA Military are Joined at the Top.
Chatham Soldier Promoted to Brigadier General
"Michael R. Zerbonia of Chatham, Ill., the Land Forces Component Commander for the Illinois Army National Guard, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Ill., Feb 1, 2014"
"As a civilian, Zerbonia serves as the Colonel of Operations for the Illinois State Police"
Interesting word "civilian". Police are not civilians.
Illinois State Police Get Drones
May 14, 2015 Obama's FAA Approves Police Drones
In the video at the link below, pay particular attention at the 1:38 mark where this retired Marine colonel says that his best friend (a cop) was wearing the same gear at the FAKE Boston bombing that he wore during combat duty in Afghanistan.
Police State Too Much? Send in a Marine!
April 14, 2014 Police experiment with real-time universal surveillance
"The Surveillance State goes big in an article from Gizmodo, which describes early testing of a “God’s-eye” system that collates information from multiple sources on the ground, giving the authorities what inventor Ross McNutt describes as “a live version of Google Earth, only with TiVo capabilities.”
If the system’s inputs grow numerous enough, perps won’t be able to “drive out of frame” anymore. There won’t be a frame.
The neat trick here is the way input from different sources is collated in real-time by the computer, essentially linking many sets of electronic “eyes” into one continuous tracking stream. (Gizmodo compares this to something out of the bad Denzel Washington sci-fi movie “Deja Vu,” but give the system enough inputs and processing power, and it’ll be more like the bad Shia LaBeouf movie “Eagle Eye.”)
January 19, 2015 Eagle Eye Movie Adviser Warns of Monstrous Surveillance Networks
"While the paranoia-driven thrills in Eagle Eye were exaggerated for the benefit of popcorn-selling fiction, the adviser brought on to comment on the movie’s use of surveillance technology warns the world that the premise is hardly far-fetched.
"Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, appears prominently in the featurettes packaged onto the Eagle Eye special edition DVD, which was released last month. A professor of privacy law at Georgetown University, Rotenberg insists that efforts by any government to consolidate surveillance also consolidate power."
“Camera networks are growing in most major cities,” said Rotenberg, a graduate of Harvard and Stanford Law School. “Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. While those networks are supposedly built to provide security, most of what the cameras see are people living, working, visiting. Those people aren’t criminals or terrorists.”
"Eagle Eye examines the “what ifs” of such surveillance networks run amok as a mysterious villain omnisciently pushes Shia LaBeouf into criminal acts in and around our nation’s capital. The DVD’s producers invited Rotenberg to speak on the real world’s ability to monitor you via cameras, cellphone monitoring and internet taps."
“In Washington, one camera operator can have access to 5,000 cameras at any given time,” Rotenberg said. “That approaches omniscience. We need to ask, ‘Should those cameras be used? Should they be put in residential neighborhoods?’ It’s not too difficult to peer into someone’s private home in that case.”
"It's an amalgam of the HAL-computer aspect of Kubrick's 2001, The Man Who Knew Too Much and The Manchurian Candidate (LaBeouf is even called Shaw, the name of the manipulated assassin played by Laurence Harvey)." http://www.theguardian.com/film/2008/oct/19/eagle-eye-review
June 16, 2013 - How Hollywood softened us up for NSA surveillance
From Enemy of the State to Eagle Eye to Minority Report, US films have accustomed us to the idea that we are constantly being watched
Person of Interest Intro - HD (2011)
April 11, 2014 State of Surveillance: Police, Privacy and Technology
Hollywood-style surveillance technology inches closer to reality
Persistent Surveillance Systems
System gives troops 360-degree eye in the sky
November 7, 2013 Facial recognition, once a battlefield tool, lands in San Diego County
FBI Next Generation Identification (NGI)
September 15, 2015 LAPD - Grand Opening of new facility for Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division NR09453rh
September 16, 2015 Global Leadership in Policing
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